Thu, 02 August 2012 Women in Comics, Europe – page
Last week Laura Sneddon and I started a group on Facebook for European women working in the comic book industry, called Women in Comics, Europe.
It’s open to academics, artists, writers, journalists, comic book sellers, etc. It’s been very successful and is a great space for networking and sharing information. Currently we have 120+ members, with [...]
Tue, 29 November 2011 Kapow ignores women again
Tickets for the 2012 Kapow! comic book convention went on sale today, with the first version of the guest-list announced.
After the controversy from last year over the lack of representation of women guests at the convention I expected it would lead off with a better showing on its subsequent line-up.
How wrong I was.
There are twenty-three [...]
Sat, 26 November 2011 women in comics at Thought Bubble
At Thought Bubble in Leeds last weekend there was a Women in Comics panel, which has been a regular feature of the event since the festival started five years ago.
It was one of the panels I was very much looking forward to seeing, and guessing it would be a popular event I decided to [...]
Tue, 11 October 2011 but women don’t want to write superhero comics…
I attended the British Fantasy Society’s annual conference, FantasyCon, in Brighton at the beginning of the month. The weather was glorious and everyone was in good form. Being able to eat outside every evening, like I was holidaying in Spain or Italy, added to my enjoyment of the event. Brighton is a cool city, and [...]
Tue, 02 August 2011 Womanthology
I’m sure many of you reading this blog have heard about the Womanthology project: it’s the brainchild of artist Renae De Liz, and is an all-woman anthology comic book that will be published by IDW Publishing this December, with all proceeds going to the charity, Global Giving Foundation. You can read a long interview at [...]
Mon, 27 June 2011 jennifer 1 preview
Here’s page 1 of my next comic book, Jennifer Wilde. Art and lettering are by the talented Stephen Downey. If you hop over to the web site you can see page 2 and 3 as well. It’s a little naughty, but this is the art scene in 1921 in Paris!
Today The Irish Times published an [...]
Tue, 21 June 2011 DC’s Mad Hatter tea party
News and reaction to DC’s reboot of 52 titles in its catalogue this September has been rumbling on since I blogged about it last week.
First I’d like to forefront a couple of repsonses that contain useful insight for the DC executives.
Comic Book Resources put up part of a fantastic discussion with Dan Harmon, the creator [...]
Tue, 14 June 2011 2% is not equality
The comic book blogosphere has been obsessed by one topic of conversation lately: the reboot of the DC Comics Universe that’s coming in September. All the forthcoming 52 titles will be reset to number 1, which (theoretically) will leave the creative teams free to forge new identities for the characters.
Information has been released to the [...]
Thu, 02 June 2011 be part of the solution
It’s no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’ve considered myself a feminist from the moment I understood what it meant. Most importantly, I have always stated that fact without embarrassment or the need for a self-deprecating modifier (‘but I like men!’, ‘but I never burned a bra!’, etc. etc.).
Yet, for me it [...]
Fri, 08 April 2011 Kapow! – with added women
The Kapow! Comic Book convention is going on this weekend, and it’s good to see that in the face of criticism over its initial all-male line-up the event has adjusted its guest list.
I was not the only one who pointed out the lack of women, and I’m not claiming this result is due to my [...]